Lily Collins on cover of Glamour UK’s September 2013 issue. On sex scenes: ‘In term of kissing, I promise you that it is super awkward and super unsexy because everyone’s staring. People are cast because they have chemistry. You’re spending 24-hour days together and it’s intense.. plus you really get to know the best and worst sides of people, the rawest sides of people. You’re perfect for the role because you have that connection with each other and sometimes that translates into more.’

On keeping her personal life private: ‘I entered into this business knowing your private life can’t always remain private. I don’t feel the need to profess anything publicly or confirm something that in a normal situation you wouldn’t have to speak out about. I never wanted to get a job because someone had made a phone call for me. Nobody has ever made a phone call for me. Weirdly, I enjoyed being knocked back at the beginning. Being told no so many times made being told yes that bit better.’

On her British and American side: ‘People always ask if I feel more American or British. The truth is that I love the way of life, the humor and the fashion in Europe. I love the tea and the food. I feel at home when I’m back here: I feel like little Lily again. I love the casual, comfortable chic of LA. But at the same time I get to dress up a lot more when I’m in London. There’s this funky, fresh, young vibe there and people can be very chic in either a very put-together way or a grunge way. People are who they are and I like that.’

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